Category Archive: VMware

VMware: Server and desktop virtualization, Cloud Computing,

Dec 27 2014

VMware Horizon View – Upgrade from version 5.x to 6.x

Upgrading from VMware View 5.x to VMware Horizon View 6.x is a fairly straightforward process. Below is a small overview of the steps to undertake. Document existing View environment Document View topology Document OS versions used Document VM settings for Connection, security and composer servers (vCPU, RAM, HDD, …) Document database settings (ODBC on Composer) …

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Dec 26 2014

VMware Horizon View – Settings I should not forget

Below is a list of non-default settings and configurations I use in VMware Horizon View deployments. Horizon View Infrastructure Create an index on the SQL Event Database (not needed anymore for version 6.1.1 and later) When browsing the monitored events in the VMware Horizon View Administrator console, the performance might be extremely slow. The larger …

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Nov 19 2014

vCenter Operations Manager – blog series

I found  a very nice, well written blog serie about tuning and using vCenter Operations Manager written by Phil Barlow on http://www.definedbysoftware.com/ Here are the links to this 5-part serie blog: http://www.definedbysoftware.com/2014/01/19/tuning-vcops-for-your-environment-1/ http://www.definedbysoftware.com/2014/01/21/tuning-vcops-for-your-environment-part-2-badge-tuning/ http://www.definedbysoftware.com/2014/01/22/tuning-vcops-for-your-environment-part-3-creating-and-applying-policies/ http://www.definedbysoftware.com/2014/01/28/tuning-vcops-for-your-environment-part-4-capacity-management-models/ http://www.definedbysoftware.com/2014/01/30/tuning-vcops-for-your-environment-part-5-capacity-management-tuning/

Permanent link to this article: http://ituda.com/vcenter-operations-manager-blog-series/

Nov 19 2014

VMware Horizon View – “Already Used” status and pae-DirtyVMPolicy

When linked-clone desktops are not cleanly logged off and the “Refresh on logoff” policy is used, VMware Horizon View marks the desktop as “Already used” and blocks other users from accessing the machine. This “Already Used” state is a default VMware security feature which prevents other users from accessing the previous user’s data and allows …

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Nov 18 2014

VMware Horizon View Recomposing – Don’t forget to cleanup after you finished

Linked clone pools are recomposed on a regular basis. Mainly to install the monthly Windows updates and maybe also to upgrade/patch some applications installed on the parent VM. Administrators often forget to cleanup the parent VM after they finished installing patches and before they take a new snapshot. Copy the below lines into c:\windows\system32\vdi_cleanup.bat and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://ituda.com/vmware-horizon-view-recomposing-dont-forget-to-cleanup-after-you-finished/

Nov 05 2014

Memory tuning of VMware vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA)

When you deploy a VMware vCenter Server Appliance it comes configured with a standard of 8 GB Memory. For a lot of smaller environments this is too much and you can re-configure the JVM heap size for the vCenter Server processes and therefore consume less memory. List Configured Memory ssh to your vcsa server login …

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May 26 2014

Install Horizon View Agent on Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

Since VMware Horizon View version 5.3 it is possible to use Windows 2008 R2 SP1 (Datacenter edition) as a desktop operating system. To be able to install the Horizon View Agent on a Windows 2008 R2 SP1 operating system, you need to install the Horizon View Agent in desktop mode. The procedure to do this …

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May 25 2014

Install Horizon View Agent on non-vCenter managed Virtual Machines

According to the VMware Horizon View 5.3 documentation, you must install the VMware View Agent on Virtual Machines that are managed by a vCenter Server. If you are however installing the View Agent on a non-vCenter managed VM (e.g. on a VMware Fusion or VMware Workstation VM) you have to give the VM a machine …

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Permanent link to this article: http://ituda.com/install-horizon-view-agent-on-non-vcenter-managed-virtual-machines/

Mar 04 2014

What’s new in Horizon Mirage 4.4

VMware Horizon Mirage is a layered image-management solution that separates a desktop,laptop, or virtual endpoint into logical layers that are owned and managed by either your IT organization or the end user. You can update IT-managed layers while maintaining end-user files and personalization. To maximize end-user productivity, snapshots and backups of layered endpoint images enable …

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Jan 05 2014

Adding Workspace Desktop Installers to Horizon Workspace

To enable users to download the Horizon Workspace desktop clients and to automatically update the Horizon Workspace desktop client for Windows with a new version, you must add the Horizon Workspace desktop clients installer files to the downloads directory and to the auto-update directory on the data-va virtual machines. For automatic update, the Horizon Workspace …

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